TAMPA, FL -- A new 'bodies' exhibit opens Thursday at the Museum of Science and Industry. Museum officials have their fingers crossed that "Body Worlds & The Story of the Heart" will draw a half million spectators. "Bodies, The Exhibition" drew that number in 2005 and 2006.
This exhibit differs from the previous in that this one was put together by Gunther von Hagens and Angelina Whalley. They are the creators of the original bodies exhibit, which first went on display some 15 years ago.
In both exhibits, real bodies are on display poised in life-like situations. Actual organs are also seen. They are preserved through a unique process known as plastination.
The new exhibit, which runs through June, focuses on the heart and cardiovascular system.
It has been seen by about 26 million people in 47 cities around the world.What:
Body Worlds & The Story of the HeartWhere:
The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), East Fowler Avenue across from the University of South Florida in TampaWhen:
9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday - 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and SundayHow much:
$25.95, $19.95 for ages 12 and younger - $22.95 for ages 60 and older. Museum members are eligible for reduced ticket prices For more information: Click here